Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 17:15 UTC, submitted by lemur2
X11, Window Managers FSM has an article about improvements coming our way in "There's more coming our way than 'mere' graphical goodness: Xorg developers are about to unleash upon us more performance and ease of use than X ever knew before. Not only that, the work being done now will allow older hardware to perform better and new hardware to be supported faster."
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RE[2]: a fun read.
by werpu on Fri 5th Jun 2009 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE: a fun read."
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One of the main problems is that the x network protocol itself is in its drawing routines very low level, a lot of clients with complex uis can bog down a network significantly. Sure there is help with compressors and protocol mappers but none of those is really standard.
The funny thing is that X is more advanced than other remote protocols in its possibilities but it shows its age in real world useage significantly!
And I agree 99% of all users do not use the remote capabilities but complexity has increased tenfold because of the 1% who need that functionality. I just ask myself often if an approach like rdp to just make hooks were remote functionality can be hooked in is not the better approach!

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